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Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By Crisis management
In my limited airhead history (half a dozen...

In my limited airhead history (half a dozen filter changes?) I have used Motobins little black number without problem.
Forum: New Zealand 12-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,218
Posted By Crisis management
Interesting comments regarding the Monster / SV...

Interesting comments regarding the Monster / SV comparison, obviously I should ride one. Yours sounds great but a bit out of my price range (Scottish heritage), good luck with the sale.
Forum: New Zealand 12-09-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,218
Posted By Crisis management
Your a bastard, that looks like Pauls bike and I...

Your a bastard, that looks like Pauls bike and I am shocked and appalled that anything Italian could be made to look so English. :huh



Tell me more, Roger (Rogson) has been bleating on about...
Forum: New Zealand 12-08-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,218
Posted By Crisis management
Yeah, but I've already got the fat pig (R100GS)...

Yeah, but I've already got the fat pig (R100GS) for the cafe posing duties, I really want something with road manners that's light weight and sharp handling, the monster does that for me while still...
Forum: New Zealand 12-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,218
Posted By Crisis management
Depends how much you can do yourself, the...

Depends how much you can do yourself, the aircooled (like Voltaires) are cheap to run, my KTM450 costs about the same in servicing and everything can be done out of a compact tool kit. The 916 motor...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,344
Posted By Crisis management
Just a note, the Valeo on my 89 R100GS died a...

Just a note, the Valeo on my 89 R100GS died a week or two ago and I replaced it with another Valeo from euromotoelectrics.com.
Great service, the price was $175 US plus shipping (to the south...
Forum: New Zealand 12-01-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Crisis management
I'm riding down from Auckland and will be doing...

I'm riding down from Auckland and will be doing either the Molesworth or rainbow on the way down, I am taking as many detours as I can (through that farm into Lees valley before Christchurch etc) so...
Forum: New Zealand 12-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By Crisis management
Talk to Robert at KSS, when I looked at an Ohlins...

Talk to Robert at KSS, when I looked at an Ohlins for the Ducati he suggested a Nitron shock as a better performer and better price, it works well too! I do like the Ohlins on my PD, it keeps the...
Forum: New Zealand 11-30-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,218
Posted By Crisis management
Fucker, I did about 50kms at Woodhill yesterday...

Fucker, I did about 50kms at Woodhill yesterday and can hardly walk, bloody trees leaping out all over the place.






Glad you're enjoying it, it's pretty well set up. :clap
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 46,264
Posted By Crisis management
They look good, until you see the price! :huh ...

They look good, until you see the price! :huh That would be almost $400 delivered to me in my piece of paradise, that's almost double the value of the front end of the bike.....

Your bike looks...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,335
Posted By Crisis management
Thanks, that makes sense, I wonder if this is...

Thanks, that makes sense, I wonder if this is more of an issue in the larger displacement engines as they have a greater pumping capacity, the sump / crankcase having been designed for 750cc...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,335
Posted By Crisis management
Why are we to not fill to the"full" mark on the...

Why are we to not fill to the"full" mark on the dipstick? Does the oil run out the end of the engine or pour in a tidal wave down the cylinders? :D
My R100GS doesn't use oil (other than the bits...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,896
Posted By Crisis management
I suspect you need to look at improving your...

I suspect you need to look at improving your skills, I spent saturday afternoon in sand on a GS, 21" front tyre and the only time I had problems was when I slowed down or when the sand got over the...
Forum: New Zealand 11-16-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,477
Posted By Crisis management
I have to admit to a mild sense of foreboding...

I have to admit to a mild sense of foreboding when the yellow transporter turned up but I was really glad to be pushing an R80 into it on saturday night rather than towing it home.
The GS disgraced...
Forum: New Zealand 11-15-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,477
Posted By Crisis management
Talk about squeal like a little girl.... :D ...

Talk about squeal like a little girl.... :D


I have to admit it was pleasant to have fellow purveyor of quality engineering to help deflect the scorn of hordes of KTM riders ( and a certain...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Crisis management
While we're on rear seal leaks, when I got my 89...

While we're on rear seal leaks, when I got my 89 R100 GS it had a rear seal leak which persisted until I got to take longish ride on it, (1600kms in two days). The leak stopped and has only just...
Forum: Racing 11-10-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 421,037
Posted By Crisis management
Now that I didn't know! Must be hard growing up a...

Now that I didn't know! Must be hard growing up a part of "your own" country and yet being deemed a foreigner, I know the NZ Govt stuffed up the NZ / Aussie resident relationship but I didn't know it...
Forum: Racing 11-09-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 421,037
Posted By Crisis management
Let me rephrase that then.... Millers a top...

Let me rephrase that then.... Millers a top bloke, great genes and bound to go far, I predict a great future for him, signed, Jacks No 1 fanboi. :deal


Happy now? :D
Forum: Racing 11-05-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 421,037
Posted By Crisis management
I did see it advertised when I was over for the...

I did see it advertised when I was over for the MotoGP but no, bush bashing on the trail bike this weekend, adventure ride next weekend.

Enjoy the Classic tho, looks like a lot of fun.

Iain.
Forum: Racing 11-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 421,037
Posted By Crisis management
You should come down our way, the riding season...

You should come down our way, the riding season starts now (actually it never ends but you know what I mean). You do have to put up with Australians tho..... :D

Edit: just to keep on trackish.
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Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,343
Posted By Crisis management
I saw that, I was engaged in the manly sport of...

I saw that, I was engaged in the manly sport of watching Moto GP I'll have you know.... so watching young guys in tight leather.... Bugger, I may have a problem here! :muutt
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,343
Posted By Crisis management
Trust you to come up with that, you've been...

Trust you to come up with that, you've been hanging out with to many Triumph owners lately...

The Kaipara ride? Yes, the fat pig has lipstick on and is ready to dig trenches all over the beach....
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,343
Posted By Crisis management
Just a side note: I have been fairly (grumpy old...

Just a side note: I have been fairly (grumpy old man-ish) about the hipster trend here over the last year or so but was in Melbourne (Australia) recently and saw what a well dressed hipster looks...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,053
Posted By Crisis management
I'm 58 but unlike a lot of you, despite riding...

I'm 58 but unlike a lot of you, despite riding since I was 15 I've only had airheads in the last 3 years, prior to that it's always been bikes with horsepower, regardless of the type of riding. The...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By Crisis management
I had an 81 R80 RT (less the fairings) and that...

I had an 81 R80 RT (less the fairings) and that was a lot of fun in light d/s places, 19" front, road tyres and the only thing it didn't like was sand and mud. Gravel and hard packed surfaces were...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,527
Posted By Crisis management
Thanks for the suggestions Nick, ADV is my main...

Thanks for the suggestions Nick, ADV is my main internet source tho and I enjoy the simplicity of one site and the huge variety of people and information available through it. What pissed me off is...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,527
Posted By Crisis management
Fuck it, now I am annoyed, I was enjoying the...

Fuck it, now I am annoyed, I was enjoying the anticipation and the snippets of the build, there is no way we will get to see the televised showing of this bike so I was happy to sit here and enjoy...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,650
Posted By Crisis management
I think Vale has got into Jorges mind and has him...

I think Vale has got into Jorges mind and has him doubting himself, the words are just a way of Jorge explaining his poor season to himself. Jorge needs to find his confidence again, the last 2 years...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,874
Posted By Crisis management
Be interested to see what you find out, there's a...

Be interested to see what you find out, there's a lot going on in that corner, right hander then over a rise and into a tight left hander? I'm not sure about the front washing out unless he was still...
Forum: Racing 10-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,650
Posted By Crisis management
I'm with you as well, if Fenati can stop falling...

I'm with you as well, if Fenati can stop falling off for once I'll also settle for a Moto 3 podium.
Forum: Racing 10-21-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 421,037
Posted By Crisis management
An interview with him was shown on saturday? at...

An interview with him was shown on saturday? at the track and I thought he was very careful with what he said regarding his forced retirement. He was full of praise for the progression made with all...
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,436
Posted By Crisis management
Looking forward to it, on a plane in 5 hours to...

Looking forward to it, on a plane in 5 hours to Melbourne, Vale had better come through for me this time...
Oh, and Fenati for Moto 3!
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 46,264
Posted By Crisis management
Damn, thought it might have been some...

Damn, thought it might have been some progress..... mind you a bit of me is almost relieved as she is making more progress on her bike than I have in two years. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,890
Posted By Crisis management
I can safely say Pjay is not kidding.... I'm...

I can safely say Pjay is not kidding....

I'm in the average rider category and I cruise on gravel / dirt roads at 100km/hr if they are straight enough (finding a straight road is a bit of a...
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,319
Posted By Crisis management
My monday morning is made, now I just need to...

My monday morning is made, now I just need to watch the racing tonight!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,890
Posted By Crisis management
Bored Pete?

Bored Pete?
Forum: Racing 09-08-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,319
Posted By Crisis management
If Rossi doesn't win this one I'm giving him a...

If Rossi doesn't win this one I'm giving him a stern talking to when I see him at Philip Island, there's only so much ardent fanbois can stand!








:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,114
Posted By Crisis management
I doubt you are doing anything wrong but you are...

I doubt you are doing anything wrong but you are probably extremely tense trying to cope with all the new stuff to do, slow down, sit down and relax. When everything is new we expend a huge amount of...
Forum: New Zealand 09-08-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,299
Posted By Crisis management
As far as I can remember it was "Winner racing"...

As far as I can remember it was "Winner racing" through Ebay australia, they offered free international shipping in the price. The only additional step I took was to fit radiator guards as well as...
Forum: New Zealand 09-07-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,299
Posted By Crisis management
I'll have a look tonight Colin, I ended up...

I'll have a look tonight Colin, I ended up selecting a particular supplier that had a good reputation.
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